True Love

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I June 27, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
The first page of an ESL lesson plan for adults and teens about love and the feelings people have towards one another.

Lesson Overview

Who is the apple of your eye? In this lesson, students will discuss different types of love and the various things people might look for in a partner. The lesson features a video about an unusual couple talking about their relationship. Students will learn and practice vocabulary and idioms relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will listen to a story about a couple's unique relationship, focusing on understanding expressions of love and partnership.

  • Speaking: They'll talk about various aspects of love and what people value in partners, encouraging open discussion on relationship ideals.

  • Vocabulary: Essential words and phrases related to love and relationships will be taught and practiced.

  • Homework: Students will choose correct options to reflect on types of love, fill in blanks with given initial letters to complete sentences about relationships, and decide if statements about love and relationships are true or false.


Do you use dating apps? Have you wondered if you and your crush would be a perfect match? Watch this video to learn about how an unusual couple met.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

apple of one’s eye [idiom]: the person who someone loves most and is very proud of
true love [noun]: faithful or genuine love
second half [noun phrase]: a person’s significant other, girlfriend, husband, etc.
social status [noun]: a person's standing or importance in relation to other people within a society
beneath [adverb]: extending or directly underneath something; below
a match made in heaven [idiom]: a situation in which two people are perfect for each other
puppy love [noun]: intense but relatively shallow romantic attachment, associated with young people
arranged marriage [noun]: a marriage in which the husband and wife are chosen for each other by their parents
mature [adjective]: fully developed and balanced in their personality and emotional behavior
unconditional [adjective]: unrestricted or unlimited; not subject to any conditions
love at first sight [idiom]: be in love with someone as soon as you see or meet them
all is fair in love and war [idiom]: usual rules of behavior are not followed
crush on [phrasal verb]: have romantic feelings for someone, especially someone you don’t know well
love is blind [idiom]: not seeing the faults of someone you love
love-hate relationship [noun phrase]: a situation in which two people have strong feelings for each other, which are both positive and negative
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